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Muscle Does Not Weigh More Than Fat

Fitness Myth: Muscle weighs more than fat

Truth: 5lbs of muscle weighs the same as 5lbs of fat

Muscle = More dense than fat + takes up less space = looks better 🙂

I usually share my top secret weight loss secret with clients and campers and will share it here:

Pick up your scale.

Open your window.

Throw it out the window and hope it breaks. 

So how do you set weight loss goals?

Know your body fat %. Focus on those numbers. 

Our program uses the Jackson Pollock 3 Caliper Method, testing these 3 sites.

Women: 1) Tricep 2) Suprailiac (stomach) 3) Thigh

Men: 1) Chest  2) Abdominal 3)Thigh

For example, comparison on my own body fat % 4 months postpartum & again 8 months postpartum

         JAN 2014 vs APRIL 2014

TRI:      10                   9

SUP:     20                   17

THI:      15                  13

BF%      19                  16.88

I did not lose a single pound according to the scale.

However, when using this site:


My actual lbs of body fat dropped from 23 to 20. 

Meaning I replaced 3lbs of fat with 3lbs of muscle. 

I am more than OK with not losing a single pound.